The UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 2019 – The Facts and Figures.


It is widely known that in today’s workplace the constant threat to businesses and charities come in the form of a “Cyber Security Breach” with around a third (32%) of businesses and two in ten charities (22%) reporting to have had cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

This is much higher specifically among medium and large businesses and high-income charities with over 50% experiencing some form of attack.

The most common types of breaches are via email. The statistics from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport report the following methods being most prevalent:

  • Phishing attacks - identified by 80% of these businesses and 81% of these charities.
  • Viruses, spyware or malware, including ransomware attacks  - 27% of these businesses and 18% of these charities.  

For more cyber security facts, figures and trends, view the 'The Cyber Security Breaches Survey.'

This useful cyber security report helps organisations like yours to understand the nature and significance of the cyber security threats that you may face. It also details what other businesses are doing to stay secure. 

How secure are you? Click here

TOPICS: Cyber risks, Cybercrime, Technology, Cyber security, Cyber statistics, UK Trends

Written By: Faye Eldridge

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